Your Lawn Fertilization Questions Answered

lawn fertilization servicesLawn fertilization is one of the most important things you can do for proper maintenance of your yard. If done correctly, it will result in a beautiful, healthy lawn, but, if not done correctly, it can actually damage  your lawn. How can you be assured that the efforts you make will have a positive effect? In order to have the least amount of risk, we recommend that you seek help from a professional lawn care company. However, we have a few tips to help you maximize the benefits of your DIY fertilizer.

3 Parts to Successful Fertilization

For those that don’t even know how to get started fertilizing their lawn, there are three principle factors you need to consider:

  1. Product – In order to get the most out of your fertilizing efforts, you need to make sure you are using a quality product.
  2. Amount – The suggested amount is one pound of nitrogen for every 1,000 square feet.
  3. Season – If you are fertilizing only once a year, Autumn is the optimal time, but you can fertilize in both Spring and Fall.

Are Some Fertilizers Better than Others?

There are so many different products available – liquid or dry; organic or conventional; high nitrogen percentage or low. It can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your lawn. So, how do you know the best choice? Well, there isn’t really one right answer to this question. The only factor that you need to consider when purchasing fertilizer is nitrogen. Know the percentage of nitrogen in the product and whether it is controlled-release or fast. The best fertilizers usually have a balance between the two, and it is the nitrogen percentage that you will use to determine how much you need to apply to your lawn – remember we said earlier the amount is one pound of nitrogen for every 1,000 square feet. This is not one pound of fertilizer, but one pound of nitrogen. So, you need to calculate how much fertilize it will take to equal one pound.

As you can see, the fertilization process can get complicated, which is why we recommend hiring a professional lawn care company to do the work for you. They will have the expertise and knowledge to ensure the fertilization efforts will be successful instead of harmful. If you are looking for fertilization services in Hoschton and the surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to contact us.